Cathy Hughes Spotlighted On Fox News
September 9, 2013 at 4:47 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE FOUNDER CATHY HUGHES was featured during a recent installment of "Beyond the Dream," on FOX NEWS. NEWSONE.COM reports, "HUGHES was recognized as being a 'trailblazer' who entered a new frontier for women of color when she became the first to chair a publicly traded company in the UNITED STATES."
"I love radio," HUGHES said. "Radio is to me what basketball is to MICHAEL JORDAN. He once said that he couldn’t believe that anyone is going to pay him to go to the hoop. I couldn’t believe that anyone was going to pay me to live my dream."
"I’ve wanted to be in radio since I was 8-years-old and my mother bought me a transmitter radio," she continued. "Growing up in OMAHA, NEBRASKA, I was an expert on WILLIE NELSON, CONWAY TWITTY, all what they would call them back then Country & Western music stars. When I got my radio, for the first time, I heard Black disc-jockeys. Well, turns out that WOLFMAN JACK was not Black because they did not allow Black men on the radio back then."
Check out more of the interview here.